Margaret Mayo McGlynn

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YALSA President’s Report – December 2017

Colleagues-I apologize for getting this report out later than normal, but I wanted to wait until we had information on the funds raised in November. …

Apply for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship!

February 1st is the application deadline for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing and Publishing. It’s a …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

2018 Is the Year to Finally Write That Book. Here's How to Start

A solid outline is the first step toward finishing your book this year.<p>As the CEO of a publishing company, one New Year's goal that I hear over and over again is "I want to write a book."The biggest secret I have to spill here? The struggle is not in getting started; it's in keeping the momentum …

Science Says Doing This During Your Lunch Break Will Help You Feel Less Stressed and More Energized All Day

Invest 15 minutes of your time and you'll reap the rewards throughout the entire day.<p>It's tempting to grab lunch and return to your desk to finish up a project while you eat. After all, won't you get more done if you keep trudging along?<p>Well, according to most researchers the answer is no. Cramming …

The Vikings in Ireland

In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their …

How Jews, Christians and Muslims exchanged knowledge for a millennium

An new exhibition in Berlin shows how Jews, Christians and Muslims exchanged knowledge throughout the Middle Ages and preserved ancient scientific …

National Libraries

Collaboration Kills Creativity, According to Science

It's impossible to think "out of the box" when you're stuck inside a box with a bunch of other people.<p>The notion that collaboration makes people more creative has become conventional wisdom in the business world. Here's a typical example:<p>Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining …

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

New Young Adult Fiction: Fairytales, Dystopias, and Life Lessons

How amazing is the 2017 fall/winter young adult science fiction and fantasy lineup? If I had my way, this master list would be 18 pages long. But …

12 Classic Slow Cooker Recipes Every Cook Should Know

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course …

7 Captivating Books to Read This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is around the corner, and it’s time to put your reading muscles to the test with these seven must-read hits. Be sure to pack these into your bag for a long weekend of perfect last-minute summer reading.<p><b>1.</b> <b>The Cottingley Secret</b> <b>by Hazel Gaynor ($17):</b> Two girls convince the world that fairies …

Books

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

This genius photo experiment shows we are all just sheeple in the consumer matrix

Images from the same exact spot for two hours at a time<p>Perhaps since we started wearing clothing, it has been the primary way that people assert …

Pompeii hero Pliny the Elder may have been found 2,000 years later

Italian scientists are a few thousand euros and a test tube away from conclusively identifying the body of Pliny the Elder, the Roman polymath, …

Artist’s Giant Pencil Drawings Blur the Line Between Hyperrealism and Surrealism

Self-taught artist Jono Dry brings his imagination to life with a pencil and paper. In his awe-inspiring hyperrealism drawing style, the South African creative fuses an incredible attention to detail with a surrealist point of view—making his work both technically stunning as well as conceptually …

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creative Work

Writer's Block and Depression: Why Writers Need to "Fill the Well" - Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris

<i>Writer’s block can be a sign of incipient depression.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Writer’s block is probably the most popular topic in the writing posts on …

9 Rituals That Allow Me To Write Content Every Day Without Burning Out

I’ll be frank — as much as I love what I do, it can take a lot of effort to sit down at the computer and come up with interesting content on a daily basis. Sometimes I have other issues going on that preoccupy me, my friends have plans that I want to join, or the weather’s just especially nice. …

Productivity

Hungry For Creative Inspiration? One Tool That Can Make Your Muted Muse Sing.

Writer’s block. That feeling when squeezing out a meaningful paragraph seems like trying to get juice from a dehydrated lime. It sucks. However, …

Writer's Block

Get Out of Your Own Way: 6 Creative Tips to Crush Writer’s Block

Let’s be honest — being a writer can be torture, right? You know what you want to write and the goals you have are real, but sometimes life, excuses …

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blank Moments

We’ve all been there: We’re on deadline, but our minds and bodies refuse to get going. These days go by many names, including writer’s block, …

Trying To Understand 'What Made Maddy Run'

Madison Holleran ran track at the University of Pennsylvania. She was popular and beautiful — and raised in a big, supportive family in a New Jersey suburb. "By all accounts, Madison in high school was this young, happy, vibrant, wildly successful human being, who was destined — according to …

University of Pennsylvania

Edward Albee’s Last Wish, Clues to the Voynich Manuscript Mystery, and More

StaffDaily NewsPoetry Coalition receives $200,000 grant; on reading Hollywood memoirs; a history of the Beat Generation; and other news.Tags: poetry …

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

Richard Adams obituary

Author of the classic 1970s novel Watership Down, the allegorical tale of a colony of rabbits<p>Richard Adams, who has died aged 96, was the author of one of the most successful books of the 1970s. Published in 1972, Watership Down, Adams’s story about a colony of rabbits travelling across the country …